Wayne MacDonald

A Bump On The Road To Unity – some riffs off Steve

by Skip January 30, 2013

Steve’s post brings up a bunch of issues that are well worth your time to read – and as you can tell by the title here, this is a takeoff on it.  He brings up (along with some of my thoughts): Bloggers like us aren’t the problem that former NH GOP Chair Wayne MacDonald believes […]

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“Secrecy in the name of unity” – Yet, I thought the NH GOP was about “Openness & Transparency”?

by Skip January 28, 2013

From the NH GOP Platform: II. TAXES AND SPENDING Government Structure: Expand openness and transparency to employment, expenditures and all recipients of taxpayers’ funds “Secrecy in the name of unity” – what a phrase; anyone else see the uber-contradiction between what the NH GOP demands of its Government and what governance it is willing to […]

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NHGOP’s Orwellian Adventure

by Mike January 28, 2013

After several fine speeches about teamwork and unity at the convention this Saturday, things didn’t go so smoothly – here’s how: We have to divide the party in order to unite it (Jim Foley’s rant from the podium, and Wayne MacDOnald’s attack on bloggers.) We have to hide the vote count in order to prove […]

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Hey, James Foley! Skippie the basement blogger here! About your thin skin you showed on Saturday….

by Skip January 28, 2013

You know, James, I do have to say “Thank you” for saying what you did from the stage on Saturday.  Really!  There you were, all suited up, looking magnificently upon that lighted stage, with 450 or so Members of the State Committee, Press, and visitors watching your stately oratory.  Your report on the Finance Committee […]

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Hillary: “What Difference Does It Make??” Former NH GOP Chair Wayne MacDonald: “What difference does it make?”

by Skip January 27, 2013

Actually, in both cases, the answer to both cases is “It DOES make a difference – a tremendous one, in fact.”  And both are in the same area: trust.  Or in fact, creating more a lack of trust than what already exists.  Both questions from the top figures in the organization show a lack of […]

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Jack Kimball On The NHGOP Chair Controversy – WBIN Interview

by Mike December 1, 2012

Friday November 30th WNBIN News at 10 interviewed Jennifer Horn, Jack Kimball, Tom Rath and Wayne MacDonald: Below, Jack’s opinion, as shared with his supporters at the time when the controversy broke:

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NH GOP: And I thought a “poll tax” was illegal!

by Skip November 29, 2012

I overlooked this announcement (on which Steve is busy writing a post on as well, I see) when it first came in – someone else emailed in on this and my head whipped around.  File this “what were they thinking” OR “the Five Families were planning ahead, eh?“: Important Notice on the 2013 Annual Meeting […]

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Looks like we’re not the only ones demanding NH GOP Chair Wayne MacDonald’s resignation – or ouster

by Skip November 8, 2012

Given what we’ve posted about this topic (here, here, here and here), this from FaceBook Sounds.Just.About.Right.: Cliff Hurst has worked tirelessly for the Republican Party for decades as a citizen-activist, Chairman of the Manchester Republican Committee, and currently serves as Vice-Chairman of the New Hampshire Republican State Committee. Looks like other folks have the same […]

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Stellar Results here in NH, NH GOP. Who takes the responsibility? Who should?

by Skip November 7, 2012

I really got more involved in politics in the 2005/2006 time frame – not a long time compared to a lot of folks but certainly more than most.  The Republican rout in 2006 kicked it into a higher gear – it had been obvious that the local (and State) Republicans trying to head to the […]

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Meanwhile- Outside Wayne MacDonald’s House

by Steve MacDonald November 7, 2012

This is not really the home of New Hampshire’s Republican party Chairman….but it could be.    

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On NH GOP Chairman Wayne MacDonald’s version of Political Courage…

by Skip July 17, 2012

Or “What ever happened to that pair we saw Wayne MacDonald with when he debated NH Dem Chair Ray Buckley on Close-up“? Or “Leadership by cowering“? Or “See no evil, hear no evil, speak pablum” Problem outlined and question posited here.  Well, I got my requested answer (credit for that, anyways) and Tory Mazolla, the […]

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This is a defense of the NH GOP Party Platform? Oy vay!

by Skip March 24, 2012

Yes, the vote on HB 437 (the repeal of gay marriage) did not go the way that I would have hoped.  Yes, I agree that the primary concern of the NH GOP majority in the House and the Senate should be fiscal issues, fiscal issues, and more fiscal issues.  However, there is always a fiscal […]

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